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Ready, Set Knit! Show 509: Kathy Talks With Tricia Malcolm

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking to Trisha Malcolm, editor of Vogue Knitting. Vogue just released a gorgeous Holiday 2017 issue, and it has been an absolute treat to read! Some of our favorites include Amy Gunderson’s Blanket, Mari Lynn Patrick’s Curve Cable Pullover, and of course, Cathy Payson’s A-Line Pullover knit in Valley Yarns Peru and Southampton! This issue is an absolute must if you’re looking for to-die-for winter projects. And don’t miss out on the Vogue Knitting Berkshires Knitting Intensive, happening from February 28th through March 3rd 2018 – less than an hour from WEBS in gorgeous Berkshire County, Mass! Click the links for all the details!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminders: 

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year and the savings continue on Sunday, 11/19, which is our first Sunday holiday opening! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

WEBS will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 508: Kathy Talks With Dotty Widmann

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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This week, Kathy is chatting with Dotty Widmann, owner of The Net Loft, a gorgeous yarn and creative lifestyle store located in Cordova, Alaska, a rural fishing town. Each Spring, Cordova is inundated with migrating birds. To celebrate the mass migration and their shorebird festival in May, Dotty is inviting knitters from all over the world join the Copper River Delta Birds by Hand project to create knitted birds to send to Cordova, where they’ll be displayed in the community center and museum. Dotty was inspired by Arne and Carlos and their book Field Guide to Knitted BirdsAs an added bonus, for each bird sent, one dollar will be donated to the Shorebird Study and Habitat Preservation Agencies!

Check out the Copper River Birds by Hand project on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

Vickie Howell is at WEBS TODAY!! Come on over at 4 for a meet and greet and to catch a showing of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Vickie Howell will be at WEBS on Saturday, November 11th! She’ll be teaching a class and we’ll be having a screening of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The event is free, but we’re asking you to please sign up so that we will have enough chairs and yummy snacks!

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

WEBS will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 507: Kathy Talks with Hannah Thiessen

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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This week, Kathy is talking with Hannah Thiessen, a first-time author who has written a beautiful new book: Slow Knitting: A Journey From Sheep to Skein to Stitch.  If you’re interested in the slow fashion movement, or want to slow down and take a more meditative look at knitting – this is the book for you! Maybe you’re a production knitter who would like to slow down, or a process knitter who often feels pressured to hurry through a project (guilty!).  Hannah has thoughtfully pieced together gorgeous patterns and ideas to make your knitting experience more conscientious, enjoyable and guilt-free.

To learn more about Hannah, check out her website!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The New England Fiber Festival is happening today and tomorrow at The Big E in West Springfield, Mass!

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for this holiday season!

Upcoming Events

Vickie Howell will be at WEBS on Saturday, November 11th! She’ll be teaching a class and we’ll be having a screening of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The event is free, but we’re asking you to please sign up so that we will have enough chairs and yummy snacks!

Northampton Bag Day is on Saturday, November 18th this year! We’ll have plenty of savings in store – and you don’t even have to have a bag!

Sunday, November 19th is the first of our Sunday openings for the holiday season – but remember: WEBS will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24th – so please plan your trips to Northampton accordingly.

Double check our Holiday ’17 catalog to find out what our shipping cutoff dates are and to make sure your items arrive in time for the holidays!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 505: Kathy Talks With Vickie Howell

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with our dear friend, Vickie Howell! Last week, Vickie’s latest (and highly anticipated) project premiered: The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! The Knit Show is an episodic – i.e. totally bingeable – knitting and crochet series available in its entirety for free on YouTube. Each episode has a theme, like brioche or color,  and includes tips, techniques, and interviews with leaders in our industry – including WEBS’ own Kathy Elkins! Listen to hear more about The Knit Show with Vickie Howell, and don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on a single episode! Check out the website to see each pattern featured in the show, and don’t forget to tag #myknithive and @theknitshow when you’re out and about knitting and crocheting with friends!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

We’ve teamed up with Northampton Brewery for Knit and Crochet Nites every Tuesday from 5:30 until 8, starting this week, Tuesday 10/17! Come grab a beer or a refreshing drink, a snack, and spend some time with like minded crafters! We’ll have prizes and goodies, so don’t miss out!

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall!

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 504: Kathy Talks With Kate Gilbert

Saturday, October 7th, 2017
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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with our very own Kate Gilbert of Twist Collective! Twist Collective relaunched this week with an absolutely beautiful fall issue. This is also Twist’s 9th anniversary issue. Twist Collective started in 2008 as a way for designers to publish patterns and earn a fair wage for their work, and as an online magazine, it’s easily accessible to knitters everywhere! Visit Twist Collective’s website over here, and check out the new patterns for fall!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

On Sunday, October 8th, WEBS will be hosting our annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure event, where we will knit and crochet chemo hats. This is a fantastic way to gather with other crafters in support of a good cause. The event is FREE and taking place in our Northampton, MA store, but we do ask that you please sign up here so we can get a head count for snacks! There will be a supply of yarn available on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall!

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

It’s finally here!! Check out The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!! Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 503: Kathy Talks With Clara Parkes

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking to author, designer, and longtime friend of WEBS, Clara Parkes! Clara just published her 6th book: A Stash of One’s Own, a collection of essays by knitters and yarn lovers including Franklin Habit and Amy Herzog about their relationship with their stash . . . or lack thereof! It’s truly a wonderful read for crafters and non-crafters alike! To pick up a copy, check you LYS, local book store, or click this link!



Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

Reminder

The latest issue of Twist Collective will be going live next week. Click here to receive emails from Twist Collective so you don’t miss out on any news!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

Upcoming Events

On Sunday, October 8th, WEBS will be hosting our annual Knit and Crochet for the Cure event, where we will knit and crochet chemo hats. This is a fantastic way to gather with other crafters in support of a good cause. The event is FREE and taking place in our Northampton, MA store, but we do ask that you please sign up here so we can get a head count for snacks! There will be a supply of yarn available on a first come, first serve basis.

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell premiers on Thursday, October 5th. Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss out!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 502: Kathy Talks With Jody Richards

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Kathy is talking with our friend Jody Richards of Knotions Magazine this week! Knotions is a fantastic web magazine that offers free patterns and resources for knitters and crocheters so we can all craft smarter! Knotions has generously offered Ready, Set, Knit! listeners a download code for 20% off of their Hatstar ebook! The book is over 50 pages long, and is sure to up your hat game!


Steve’s Yarn Picks of the Week:

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Reminder

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Upcoming Events

Check back next week! 🙂

 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 501: Kathy Talks with Steve

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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On this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit! Kathy and Steve are in the studio talking about some of the events that we’re looking forward to this fall – and there are a lot of them! The WEBS Fall Retreat is going on as we speak, but the Spinning Summit is happening starting on September 29th and there are still some spots left. If you’re thinking about heading to Rhinebeck, we’re hosting our annual Rhinebeck bus trip. Spots are filling up quickly – sign up soon! Check out our Events page if you would like to know more about what is happening around WEBS!


Yarn Picks of the Week:

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Reminder

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Upcoming Events

You can sign up for the 11th annual WEBS Rhinebeck Roadtrip RIGHT NOW!! Have you started knitting your sweater yet? Click here for more details and to purchase your ticket…seats always fill up super fast, and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 500: Kathy Talks With Jakob Lang

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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This week, we’re celebrating our 500th episode! The first episode of Ready, Set, Knit! premiered on November 4th, 2006, and since then, it’s been almost 11 years of fantastic interviews and inspiration. This week, Kathy is talking with Jakob Lang of Lang Yarns, who are also celebrating a milestone – their 150th year in business! Listen to learn more about the Lang family and how their business got started! To top off our celebration, we’re giving away TWO Lang Bjork Cowl kits on Facebook and Instagram. To enter, visit the WEBS Facebook and Instagram pages (both @websyarn) and comment what you would most like to learn about, or who you’d like to hear interviewed. Feel free to enter both, but only one vote will count!

Check out the gorgeous offerings we have from Lang this fall!

…and not to worry! Steve will be back with his yarn picks next week!

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Reminder

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Upcoming Events

You can sign up for the 11th annual WEBS Rhinebeck Roadtrip RIGHT NOW!! Have you started knitting your sweater yet? Click here for more details and to purchase your ticket…seats always fill up super fast, and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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Ready, Set, Knit! Show 499: Kathy Talks With Stacy Charles

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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This week, on Ready, Set, Knit!, Kathy is talking with one of our favorite RSK guests, Stacy Charles in-studio! Listen to hear more about the latest additions to his Tahki Yarns, and Stacy Charles Fine Yarns S Line collection for fall! Listen to hear more about Tahki Arctic, Nevada, and Vermont, as well as the Oh Natural collection for 2017! Don’t forget to take a look at the stunning new yarns added to the Stacy Charles Fine Yarns S Line collection, Luccica and Imperial.

The 2017 Fall Catalog is LIVE! Click here to view our gorgeous collection of yarns and patterns for fall! 

Steve’s Yarn Picks of the week:

Reminder

WEBS is donating 5% of sales to the American Red Cross in support of those affected by Hurricane Harvey from now until Monday, June 4th. For more information, please visit yarn.com.

This is the last week of the WEBS Summer Sale! Click here to check out more of our fantastic offerings!

Fall classes are LIVE!! Have you been itching to take the plunge and learn how to knit or crochet? How about fine-tuning your weaving and spinning skills? Click HERE to take a peek of our full list of class offerings – but be quick! They are known to fill up fast!

WEBS is holding our first-ever Spinning Summit this fall! From September 29th through October 1st, we’ll be holding classes, special Sunday shopping hours for participants, and other exclusive events. Our teachers include the amazing Jillian Moreno, Abby Franquemont, Amy King, and Beth Smith! Check out our brochure over here!

Upcoming Events

You can sign up for the 11th annual WEBS Rhinebeck Roadtrip RIGHT NOW!! Have you started knitting your sweater yet? Click here for more details and to purchase your ticket…seats always fill up super fast, and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Registration for the WEBS Retreat has filled! If you missed out, please consider signing up for the waitlist. We had many people come off the waitlist last year!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for lots of great new products, contests and fun!

Check out all of our upcoming Events here.

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